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Title: Implications of Customary Practices on Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership in Cameroon
Authors: Fonjong, Lotsmart
Sama-Lang, Irene Fokum
Fombe, Lawrence
Keywords: WOMEN'S RIGHTS
LAND TENURE
CUSTOMARY PRACTICES
DISCRIMINATION
DEVELOPMENT
GENDER ANALYSIS
GENDER EQUALITY
LAND MANAGEMENT
LAND REFORM
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
CUSTOMARY LAW
GENDER DISCRIMINATION
LAND OWNERSHIP
CAMEROON
Date: 2012
Citation: Fonjong, L., Sama-Lang, I. F., & Fombe, L. F. (2012). Implications of Customary Practices on Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership in Cameroon. Ethics and Social Welfare. doi:10.1080/17496535.2012.704637
Abstract: In most traditional economies, customary laws uphold the principle of patriarchy in which girls and women are discriminated against from birth and socialized to live a life of male subordination. Land distribution and tenure in sub-Sahara Africa is still governed and managed by local customary tenure systems of rights. The influence and impact of traditional practices on current land tenure systems have global implications on women’s land rights, impeding food security and sustainable development. Gender equality in land, matters; land rights provide women with security against violence and dispossession, reproductive rights and choices, and meeting theirs and their children’s basic needs.
ISSN: 1749-6543
1749-6535
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49838
Project Number: 105467
Project Title: Land Tenure Practices and Women's Right to Land : Implications for Access to Natural Resources (Anglophone Cameroon)
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Copyright: Taylor & Francis
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